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  1. Is that also called the Wellingtonia, the one with the soft bark? Blackpowder
  2. Earlier this week a farmer who I have shot pigeon for over many years phoned to give me the location of two pea fields which had just been sown by contractors. Not sure how I stood during the lock down I tried to phone local police office, no connection Police Scotland obviously do not like local contact. Next tried the 101 number, got a selection of options, chose the one I wanted then within a few minutes was connected. A very polite lady sorted things out, I was given an incident number, not kidding, she needed the nearest village, name of the farm,car reg and shotgun cert number. Also needed the approx times I would be there, when I would finish and I needed to call back to log of from the incident number. As it was it was possible to drive to a good observation point between the two fields where in three hours saw one pigeon alight and a host of rooks. Walked the field with wild spaniel who found plenty of interesting scents and lost the ability to hear. Back home phoned to log of at around 4pm and had an over 20 minute wait before connected. Very courteous again but there must be a better use of police sources than logging people on and off pest control. Blackpowder
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    Yes been missing him he wrote some excellent posts about his first class shoot. Blackpowder
  4. £75 this year so far. Blackpowder
  5. Dont think its allowed in Scotland now. Blackpowder
  6. Excellent camp site at Durness, good cafe on site and in JUne at least never met a midge. Blackpowder
  7. Nerve, skill and fitness amazing display. I wonder how many bones he has broken before reaching that stage. Blackpowder
  8. My thoughts also. If the mixer head comes off that might be the route to finding a threaded nut locking the whole assembly to the bath. That is pure guess work by the way. Blackpowder
  9. The people who manufacture these things have no thought or conception about future repairs and replacement. Nightmare . Blackpowder
  10. Done the north shore several times first in a 1977 MGBGT camped at Durness. Driving around Loch Eribol is fantastic, you dont want to be speeding. Unusual peninsula with lime kilns and old house which was under renovation 10 years ago, a many years old wool clip was still lying in an outhouse. Blackpowder
  11. I think when the tree sheds them, would be the time to collect. Blackpowder
  12. Quite a few around here, the elm bush grows into a small tree, produces seeds but eventually falls victim to disease. Mature elm's in winter are a great miss in the countryside. Blackpowder
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    Mares Tail

    Try mixing some washing up liquid with the round up Blackpowder
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